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Lindsay Jean Noel

Divorce and separation Attorney at Tacoma, WA

4.8   16 reviews

Licensed for 12 years

Virtual consultation available

About Lindsay

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SKILLFUL AND VIGILANT REPRESENTATION FOR THOSE FACING DIVORCE AND OTHER FAMILY LAW MATTERS.

There are no boilerplate results in family law. I approach family law cases with an open mind and learn as much about the client as possible. By allowing the client to tell his or her story, we can identify the issues unique to the case and determine the best course of action to get the client the results needed.

Licensed for 12 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 11/25/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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McKinley Irvin
1201 Pacific Avenue
Suite 2000
Tacoma, WA, 98402
McKinley Irvin
1011 East Main
Suite 456
Puyallup, WA, 98372
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4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | August 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Has your back!
I hired Lindsay Noel for my divorce from my ex-husband, who is in the military. She was there for me and my kids. She and Shelley, her paralegal, moved quickly when my interests needed to be protected. She was very thorough and thoughtful with every road block my ex tried to throw. We finished 5 months from the day we separated. I had a lot more to lose in comparison to what her fee was, so she was well worth it. Hire with confidence if you have kids and a difficult soon to be ex.
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Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2019
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She was a life saver
Lindsay and her team are wonderful. She's a really good listener and she brought things to the judge to help protect me that I never even thought of or though I would need. She was fast and efficient every step of the way. She was also excellent with answering any questions or concerns I had in a quick manner and in a language I could understand. I couldn't have gotten threw my divorce with out her and I'm extremely thankful that I had her on my side. She's VERY good at what she does and I completely trusted her and had full faith in her ability the whole step of the way.
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Posted by Sheryl | December 22, 2021
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Ms.
I am so grateful to have been paired with Lindsay Noel as my Attorney in an ongoing Family Court issue. Lindsay is nothing but meticulous, professional, dedicated to not only my case, but also a few personal issues along the way, showing me understanding and patience at times I needed a little extra dose of both. She is very educated on the law, and thought of points in my case I would not even thought possible, and all with what can only be described as a satisfying experience and outcome. I’d like to express my gratitude to her, and highly recommend her experience and professionalism for anyone seeking an Attorney.
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Posted by Krista | January 18, 2019
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Non-parent custody
My husband and I sought the legal expertise of Attorney, Lindsay Noel and her paralegal, Shelley Solie. Having to go through anything in the court system is understandably stressful, and what we were dealing with was beyond anything we’d ever dealt with. We knew we could no longer do it on our own with just the help of facilitators. They were fast acting, strong counsel, and extremely competent. We won our non-parent custody suit and I know it would have been an uphill climb if not for them! I absolutely recommend Lindsay and Shelley if you need help.
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Posted by Zach | September 18, 2018
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Father
I would reccomended Linday's services to anyone! It did not matter the time, she was always there for answers to my questions and when i needed her. She takes her cases very seriously and works very hard. I am the father of two sons, both were under the age of two during the case, and it was a rough expierence on both of them. With Lindsay and Shelley as my team, we were able to gain exactly what my sons needed, their father full time. My sons and I could not possibly be happier. Thank you so much Linday and Shelley! From all of us!
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Posted by Samantha | July 20, 2018
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Great Lawyer!!!
I want to thank attorney Lindsay Noel and paralegal Shelley Solie at McKinley Irvin for giving me the best services in helping me and my children through a difficult time. Not only were their services outstanding and done in a professional and timely manner, Ms. Noel and Ms. Solie were compassionate and showed genuine support. They were very quick and consistent in response to any questions or concerns I had and overall greatly exceeded my expectations. I would recommend McKinley Irvin and their team Lindsay Noel and Shelley Solie one thousand times over to anyone in need of a family law attorney!
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Posted by BRIDGET | July 16, 2018
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I wouldn't hire anyone else!
I can't say enough good things about my attorney, Lindsay Noel, and her associates at McKinly Irvin. I've had need of her services twice now, and both times she's come through with flying colors. She's always well prepared, knowledgeable, and doesn't let opposing counsel get away with anything. I almost felt sorry for my ex. Between Lindsay, Shelley and Nicole, I was kept well-informed and any questions I had were answered quickly and completely. I felt like I always knew what to expect in advance, and the advice was always spot-on.
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Posted by Jennifer | July 16, 2018
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Gentle Giant!
This woman is soft spoken and kind, yet fierce when it comes to the family law courtroom. Due to my particular circumstances, I truly believe I might’ve lost my children in my custody battle without her. Her services do not come cheap, but when it comes to your children she is worth every penny. I would highly, highly recommend.
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Posted by Nicole | October 28, 2017
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Highly Recommend Lindsey
Lindsey Noel is probably the best attorney that I’ve come across. Everyone at McKinley Irvine was very helpful, Lindsey however is the attorney I worked with. She cares about her clients and she will go above and beyond to help them understand the laws that apply and their options. She was a huge help with me during my divorce and revising our parenting plan. I highly recommend her and the firm.
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Posted by Cynthia | October 22, 2017
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Custody
We recently hired Lindsay and her crew at McKinley Irvin for a messy custody case. For almost a year they stuck with us...answering emails and phone calls promptly and keeping us in the loop. They did not promise what they couldn't deliver, but they delivered. They were well worth the price.
Posted by Bill | November 5, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney I've ever had
This is a follow-up to a review I posted earlier about Lindsay and her paralegal Mallory. Since that time, my case has settled. Lindsay was incredible throughout the entire process. Her knowledge of family law is encyclopedic but what makes here stand out in my opinion is her compassion and unwavering commitment to keep her client on track, within the law and on the "high ground". She took every opportunity to help me reduce my costs instead of just doing whatever I wanted and running up fees, and carefully reviewed every document, motion, response and discovery issue I had. She kept me honest and never shirked telling me when I had gone off the reservation. In the end, we avoided a trial and negotiated a settlement that both parties could live with. During the negotiation process she was very clear about the risks inherent with a family law trial and the possibility that I could actually come out with less that what was negotiated. That advice and caution proved spot-on when our agreement was signed and the judge spoke his piece about it. I spoke of her compassion and that more than anything impressed me. This was a blindside divorce and I went through the 5 stages of grief dealing with it. She never judged me, understood that the Big Bad Sailorman had a heart that could be broken and that he could cry. I am amazed at how she, or any other family law attorney for that matter, can deal with the raw anger and hurt that happens when two people that used to love each other tear each other apart. I recommend her without reservation to anyone needing competent, knowledgeable, and responsiveness representation in and family matter.
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Posted by Billy | February 17, 2015
Lindsay is the best for an uphill siege
My matter is ongoing, but I just have to let other potential clients know that Lindsay and Mallory are the bomb. They took me first as supervisory for my pro-se appearance and when things went south, jumped in both feet. I'm dealing with pre-nup issues and a spouse that wants to duck it. It has been a siege instead of a brawl and in that regard Lindsay is inexorable! Attention to detail, thinks outside the box and when dealing with opposing council is a master of Irish Diplomacy (telling them to go to hell in such a way they look forward to the trip). She and Mallory are also exceptionally compassionate. i was a bundle of raw emotion in a blindside divorce. They understood that can make a crusty old 34 year sea dog break down and cry. They spent as much time holding my hand, dealing with my somewhat piquant language and patting my shoulder as they have putting together a razor sharp case. It ain't over yet, but I have a truly level playing field and a better than fighting chance in getting some justice. In my world, they'd be called good shipmates, the highest compliment.
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Posted by Brian S | January 25, 2015
only family attorney you'll ever need !
Lindsay and Mallory we're the perfect team for me ! As a father fighting an uphill battle all the way , they took the ball on short notice an got me everything i wanted ! I highly recommend them on every level !
Posted by Sally | January 21, 2015
Lindsay Jean Noel - You Rock!
Lindsay was amazing throughout my case, she was supportive, and cared, and understood exactly where I needed to be, and got me there. I would recommend Lindsay to anybody that needed a brilliant Attorney. Mallory, was a gift too, both of you worked so hard, and I appreciate both of you very much, thank you.
Posted by Tim | October 30, 2013
Superb Job!
I had a very urgent need for a well qualified attorney to represent me due to being out of country when my ex filed a totally unwarranted action against me without me ever even getting notice from the court (...I found out as I passed through a foreign immigration point). I had one day to find an attorney, get a declaration written and have an attorney in court to represent me. Lindsay Noel from McKinley Irvin was up to the challenge. She worked remotely with me, prepared my response, had my ex served with the response and notice McKinley Irvin would be representing me in court - all in one day. The next day when Lindsay appeared in court, my ex had decided not to take on Lindsay and McKinley Irvin and did not appear. The action was dismissed by the court on the spot. I literally could not be happier or more satisfied with the work done for me in a very challenging situation. I highly recommend Lindsay Noel and McKinley Irvin.
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Posted by Kristy | July 14, 2018
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Inexperienced Attorney
Lindsay's rate changed immediately after I hired her. I would not hear from her on case unless I asked about progress. I would be asked to return information she needed at the very last minute. The worst was when she signed a final decree without reading or understanding it, written up by opposing counsel at last minute, awarding my dog to my ex. Lindsay seems to have little experience and will not fight for your rights.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Attorney
  • McKinley Irvin
  • 2019 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Stafne Law Firm
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • McKinley Irvin, PLLC
  • 2011 - 2019
  • Judicial Extern
  • U.S. District Court (Western District Of Washington)
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Washington State Office Of The Attorney General, Seattle Education Division
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • Bishop Law Offices
  • 2009 - 2010
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Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Associations

  • Pierce County Washington Women Lawyers
  • Co-President
  • 2022 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Bar Convention Committee
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Pierce County Washington Women Lawyers
  • Social Co-Chair
  • 2020 - 2022
  • Pierce County Washington Women Lawyers
  • Membership Co-Chair
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Secretary
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Trustee
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Family Law CASA of King County
  • Volunteer
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Seattle University Law Review
  • Editor, Notes & Comments
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Seattle University Women's Law Caucus
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Ones to Watch
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2023
  • The One to Watch
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • The One To Watch
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • CALI - Individual Income Tax (highest grade in class)
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2009
  • CALI - Civil Procedure (highest grade in class)
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2008
  • CALI - Civil Procedure (highest grade in class)
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • CLE
  • Ethics In Family Law: Tricky Situations
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (32)
Given (56)
Endorse Lindsay
Unknown Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Lindsay a couple of years ago and found her to be incredibly smart and knowledgeable. Her background allows her to explain matters clearly to clients and communicate effectively on their behalf. She is a friendly and passionate attorney who will work hard to achieve the best results for her clients. I'd highly recommend her for family law matters."
Family Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Lindsay Noel is passionate about representing her clients and fighting for a great outcome for parents. I've known Lindsay for years, and she is one of the most professional and dedicated attorneys out there."
Family Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been involved with a few different bar committees with Lindsay and had the opportunity to watch her speak at an event. She is well spoken, informed and I truly appreciate how approachable she is! If I ever had a question about family law I know Lindsay would be a great resource. I truly endorse this lawyer!"
Unknown Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lindsay Noel is an excellent attorney with the legal skills and compassion that family law clients need and deserve."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I enthusiastically endorse Lindsay Noel! You cannot find a more knowledgeable, caring, or compassionate attorney than Lindsay Noel. Her clients love her, and love the results she achieves for them even more."
Family Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lindsay is one of the most kind, professional, and knowledgeable attorneys you could ever meet. She is a steward of the legal profession, sought out by her peers as a subject matter expert who willingly shares information to the benefit of the entire legal community and those in need. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lindsay is a very knowledgeable and compassionate attorney. I endorse her family law skills."
Family Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child support Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse this attorney. Lindsay is smart, compassionate and a great advocate for her clients. I worked with Lindsay in 2011 and she was a supportive colleague. I have the upmost respect for her."
Family Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Tacoma Divorce and separation Lawyer Lindsay Jean Noel
Lindsay Jean Noel
Divorce and separation Attorney
Tacoma, WA
Licensed for 12 years
Virtual consultation available